Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Howlite, and Onyx.
Necklace measures approximately 18".
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing this stunning necklace set! This piece of Southwest jewelry is hand strung bead by bead out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 4-mm Turquoise round beads, 4-mm Coral barrel beads, 4-mm Onyx round beads, 4-mm Howlite round beads. This traditional necklace will quickly become a daily-accessories staple.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.